I firstly want to start of by wishing that all my readers are in the best of health and Imaan. Jazaakallah for continuing to benefit from my blog. Todays post will be about about the virtues of the month of Shabaan.
BEAUTIFUL hadith about the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) love for the month of Shaban
"Sha'ban is my month,Rajab is Allah's month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah
Sha'ban is expiator,while Ramadan is the prufier."
Sha’ban is the second month of ‘Ibadah in order to make preparations for the grand and majestic month of Holy Ramadhan – the month of Allah (SWT). The Holy Prophet (saw) has said, “Sha’ban is my month”. This is the month of asking for forgiveness of sins, giving alms & charity and fasting. The Holy Prophet (saw) used to observe fast during the whole month of Sha’ban. Imam Zaynul-Aabideen (A) has said, “Whosoever, in love of the Prophet, wishes to seek nearness to Allah and receive His bounties, favours and rewards in this world and in the hereafter, must connect Sha’ban with Ramadhan in the matter of fasting and special prayers”
Fasting in Shabaan
Therefore, one must observe at least twelve fasts to gain both the favours.
1st, 2nd and 3rd of Sha’ban.
1st Thursday, Mid-Wednesday of the month and last Thursday.
13th, 14th and 15th of Sha’ban.
Any Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Sha’ban.
The last three days of Sha’ban to join with Ramadhan.
This being the second month of Maghfirah (seeking forgiveness), one should do the following:
Recite everyday 70 times ASTAGHFIRULLAHA WA AS-ALUHUT TAWBAH
Recite everyday 70 times ASTAGHFIRULLAHAL-LADHEE LAA ILAAHA ILLA HUWAR-RAHMAANUR RAHEEMUL HAYYUL QAYYOOMU WA ATOOBU ILAIHI
Give as much Sadaqah (alms) as possible
Recite Swalawaat as many times as possible on the Holy prophet (saw)
Recite 1000 times the foolowing dhikr within the month i.e. divide it throughout the month of Sha’ban; LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAHU WALAA NA’BUDU ILLA IYYAAHU MUKHLISEENA LAHUD-DEEN WALAU KARIHAL MUSHRIKOON
A BEAUTIFUL DUA TO READ ON 15TH NIGHT OF SHABAAN.
O Allah, Tireless Owner of Bounty. O Owner of Sublimity, Honor, Power, and Blessings.
There is no Allah except You, the Supporter of refugees and Neighbor of those who seek nearness, Protector of the fearful.
O Allah, if you have written in Your Book that I be abject, deprived, banished, and Ungenerous,
then erase O Allah, through Your bounty,
my misery, deprivation, banishment, and stinginess
and establish me with You as happy, provided with blessings,
for surely You have said-and Your Word is True-
in Your Revealed Book on the tongue of Your Messenger,
"Allah blots out or confirms what He pleases, and with Him is the Mother of Books."(13:39)
My God, by the Great Manifestation of the Night of the middle of the Noble Month of Sha'ban
"in which every affair of wisdom is made distinct and authorized,"(44:4)
remove from us calamities-those we know and those we do not know,
and Thou knows best-for surely You are the Most Mighty, the Most Generous.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and Companions.
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds